"I know, I know." I said. "We've been friends for over 10 years.
“我知道，我知道 。”我说 。“我们做了10多年的朋友 。
I'm just being careful, that's all.
It's not my secret, so it's very important that no one else finds out.
But I know I can trust you."
"Of course you can! I can't believe you even thought you had to tell me to keep quiet.
Haven't I kept your secrets all these years?
Don't you remember the time you broke your brother's...?"
Sydney started to say.
"Don't bring that up again!" I said.
"You've made your point. You're right. I won't mention it again."
Sydney seemed satisfied.
"So, what kind of work do you have to do on the case?" she asked.
"Uncle Jeff wants me to find out everything I can about Dean Maurie," I told Sydney.
“杰夫叔叔想让我了解毛里院长的一切 。”我告诉西德尼 。
"He's going to talk to the other professors in the department,
but he wants a student's opinion.
Students may talk more freely than the professors who work for the dean.
He wants to find out if the dean has any enemies."